In summary, these steps include:

• Publication of the approved revised Principles and Criteria;
• Development of International Generic Indicators (IGI);
• Transfer of National Forest Stewardship Standards;
• Development of a Generic Standard for Certification Bodies.

The revised Principles and Criteria will be published in April to the FSC website.

During the next steps of the P&C review process, FSC will provide a dedicated website to be a central information source for those interested and participating in each phase of development.

FSC has launched a new website aimed at guiding FSC stakeholders through the development of International Generic Indicators (IGI).

Online now at, this resource provides an overview of next steps in the IGI process as well as the work plan and timeframe.

Stakeholder may also stay informed on all policy developments through the FSC Technical Updates newsletter.